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From: Deri <>
Cc: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>,
	"G. Branden Robinson" <>,
	linux-man <>
Subject: Re: Escaping hyphens ("real" minus signs in groff)
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:42:52 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <10486111.L9TUC2MGYt@pip> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:03:13 GMT Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
> > And I mean copy-and-paste not just from PDF but from a terminal window.
> Yes, but I have a question: "\-1" renders in PDF as a long dash
> followed by a "1". This looks okay in PDF, but if I copy and paste
> into a terminal, I don't get an ASCII 45. Seems seems to contradict
> what you are saying about cut-and-paste above. What am I missing?

If I do:-

echo "- \- \[fi]"|groff -Tpdf | okular -

I see a hyphen, minus and fi ligature. Copying to a text document gives hyphen 
hyphen f i. The reason is because gropdf adds a ToUnicode CMAP entry to fonts 
which used the text.enc encoding when created with afmtodit. You can see a 
difference if you run:-

echo "- \- \[fi]"|groff -Tpdf -P-u | okular -

Which prevents the CMAP entry, and when you copy to text the minus unicode cha
character is seen. (On my system the fi ligature is separated into f i still 
but I suspect that is KDE being "helpful").



  reply	other threads:[~2021-01-21 18:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-20 21:03 Escaping hyphens ("real" minus signs in groff) Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2021-01-21  6:12 ` G. Branden Robinson
2021-01-21 11:03   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2021-01-21 17:42     ` Deri [this message]
2021-01-22  8:08       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2021-01-22  3:56     ` G. Branden Robinson
2021-01-22 16:27       ` Deri
2021-01-22 17:02         ` G. Branden Robinson
2021-03-07  0:06       ` Alejandro Colomar

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